Well that’s one way to garner hype early on! According to Microsoft executive Kudo Tsunodo in an interview with Official Xbox Magazine, the upcoming Xbox One and PC game, Sea of Thieves, is “gonna be the best game that Rare has ever made.”
Well that is quite the statement with the UK studios long list of much loved, creative titles, and may be a little difficult to imagine considering that Rare haven’t really been themselves for a while.
“I think with Sea of Thieves, what you’re really going to see as you find out more about the game is that it’s also about allowing people to create their own gaming memories” Tsunoda said. “It’s about enabling people to create their own stories through limitless possibilities, and I think that’s what Rare has always done a great job of historically; it is great at creating these super emotional memories and attachments that people have to games.”
It is great to see that so many games are starting to take the route of giving the players the tools to create their own story, and memories, and if Rare can do anything well, it’s make moments memorable, regardless of significance.
“I think what you’re gonna see in Sea of Thieves as we go forward and start talking more about the game is how [the studio is] enabling that kind of player-generated emotional and memory-driven stories that can happen within a game to happen within Sea of Thieves,” he said. “And I think that’s what Rare does well. That’s what we’re going to keep having them doing in the future. And Sea of Thieves is gonna be the best game that Rare has ever made.”
I admittedly have not played more than a fair share of Rare titles, but last night got to experience Conker’s Bad Fur Day for the first time, and my god that game is filth, and I fucking loved it! I feel like my child-self had been missing out on this. Why did I mistake it as a regular kids game and just played shooters and GTA instead… Damn you 6 year old Kevin! *Kicks*
What do you think about Tsunodo’s comments though? Do you think Rare can pull their best game yet out of the bag, or is this just marketing nonsense, at least for now?